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Gross's new contract voids in 2014. OT now moves up priority list


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#16 pantherclaw

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

I already considered LT a priority.

I'll wait until we see the contract details before i start to believe gross we be gone next season.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

This reeks of an under the table agreement for him to opt out next year and renegotiate a team friendly deal.

Still, he'll be 34 then, this is a major risk for him to take. I guess team loyalty happens sometimes?

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

Still want a wr with 1st pick

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

Great of Gross to do this. Would be nice if we didn't somehow fug him over for it next year.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

It's really a three year extension, he's got a roster bonus in 2014 worth 2 million and will make around 10 million total over the next two seasons.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

this still doesnt change the fact that one of the top 3 ot wont be available at 14

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:11 PM

A guy with the understanding of how NFL contracts work.

Gross' '14-'17 years automatically void if he is on Carolina's roster on the 5th day of the '14 league year waiver period (2/7).


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

Gross' agent.


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Wow, retarded deal for Gettleman and the Panthers. Wow. It actually cost them money over the next two years vs if they had just normally cut him after this season.

#24 Cary Kollins

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

Well this isn't confusing at all. I'm just gonna sit this out until someone can say what the fug is going on. Where is Hurney with his simple 10-year $500 mill contracts? :(

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:16 PM

Wow, retarded deal for Gettleman and the Panthers. Wow. It actually cost them money over the next two years vs if they had just normally cut him after this season.


Except we can now keep him at a much more reasonable price rather than cutting ties with our only serviceable LT. I don't know what illogical bent has gotten into those of you who think we can just pick up a decent LT any old place.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

Wow, retarded deal for Gettleman and the Panthers. Wow. It actually cost them money over the next two years vs if they had just normally cut him after this season.


Yeah but it saved money for this year. That's the whole point of the thing, it allows them to keep Gross while simultaneously saving money for this year.

Your options were either not to free up money this year and keep Gross, or outright cut him this year and pray to god we could fill his spot.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

Gross' agent.




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Not Gross' agent but he's been seemingly reliable thus far. But that just makes zero sense.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:22 PM

Except we can now keep him at a much more reasonable price rather than cutting ties with our only serviceable LT.



He plays under his old deal, then the Panther's cut him after the season. His cap hit next year would've been like 1 million, that's how little bonus money was left in his deal. Now it's 5.6 million, he's not resigning here when he's already got a cap hit that high. He saves the team 6.8 million in this year but cost the team 4.6 million next season and this deal puts the team in a bind majorly.


It makes the team either go into next season with a rookie at LT or move up to get one in this draft and waste more valuable picks to make that trade.

Either way you go, cutting Gross next season on his old contract was a much smarter deal.

Hell it would've been smarter to cut DeAngelo Williams as a June 1st to get the cap needed for draft picks.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

Yeah but it saved money for this year. That's the whole point of the thing, it allows them to keep Gross while simultaneously saving money for this year.

Your options were either not to free up money this year and keep Gross, or outright cut him this year and pray to god we could fill his spot.



Could have kept him at the original deal and cut Williams and/or a couple of guys that suck to get enough savings to get money for the Draft picks and a FA or two. The team was already strapped for cap next season as it was, cutting Gross with only a minimal hit of 1 or so Million would've pretty much fixed the issue and gave the team money. Now Gross isn't going to be here and he doesn't save the team all that much money by getting auto released by this deal. Heck the team could have played him both seasons, cut Williams and another player or two and saved more money and been in a better position to groom a new LT.


There was much better ways the team could have saved this money, this deal just boggles my mind.

Now the team is in a bind and has to get a LT in this draft that will be ready in 2014. There's only a couple of those guys in this draft. The team won't have the money to go after a FA next year nor should they be in position to draft one that would be ready to start immediately.

Now the question becomes how does Carolina move up into the top 10 for the LT prospect they so desperately need with no move up ammunition really.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

G-man does it again. If we can draft a top LT, then Gross moves to the RT spot. If not, we draft right side OL this year and left side next year. Either way its a win. I can see maybe one or two more free agents brought in. One of which will be for the O-line.
The second one perhaps a vet TE or WR. It is time to start getting excited. Best move so far is bringing in Getttleman.


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